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pull (oneself) together

To calm oneself down and begin to think or act appropriately. I know you're stressed out, but you need to pull yourself together and get this report done! I hope she pulls herself together soon. We need her to be focused.
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pull together

1. To unify, consolidate, or join together the efforts or resources of a group or team. I know we're behind schedule, but if we pull together, we should be able to get this finished on time. The president is urging all citizens to pull together following the tragic event.
2. To move or organize things closer to one another. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "together." Please pull the desks together so we can use them as a table. If it's too bright in here, I can pull together those curtains.
3. To create or organize something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "together." I know it can be tough to pull together a nutritious meal at the end of a long day, but your body will thank you for it! I'm trying to pull a meeting together for this Friday.
4. To assemble or compile things from various places or sources. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pull" and "together." The police are pulling together all the facts to try to figure out what happened last night. We're pulling employee surveys together from our branches around the country.
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pull something together

 
1. Lit. to close something, such as a pair of drapes or sliding doors. Please pull the doors together when you finish in the closet. Would you pull the drapes together before you turn on the lights?
2. Fig. to assemble something, such as a meal. I will hardly have time to pull a snack together. I will pull a nice dinner together for the two of us.
3. Fig. to organize something; to arrange something. How about a party? I'll see if I can pull something together for Friday night.
4. Fig. to tidy things up; to straighten things up and make them orderly. This place is a mess. Please pull things together.
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pull together (as a team)

to cooperate; to work well together. Let's all pull together and get this done. If we pull together as a team, we can get this job done on time.
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pull together

1. Make a joint effort, cooperate, as in If we pull together, I'm sure we'll meet our quota. [Late 1700s]
2. pull something together. Assemble or gather together, as in Once we pull together all the facts, we'll understand the situation. [Late 1800s] Also see pull oneself together.
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pull together

cooperate in a task or undertaking.
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pull together

v.
1. To draw some things closer to each other: We pulled our chairs together so that we could talk.
2. To bring together things gathered from several sources; compile something: The report pulls together findings from previous studies. The way you've written the ending is good—it pulls the whole story together. The tragedy has pulled the community closer together.
3. To make a joint effort toward a common goal; cooperate: The whole community pulled together to rebuild the school that had burned down.
4. To make oneself calm and tranquil. Used reflexively: Stop crying and pull yourself together!
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pull (oneself) together

To regain one's composure.
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pull together

To make a joint effort.
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In all seriousness, he notes that the schools do pull together for the community.